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Apr 10, 2013 11:00pm EDT
to have runs. fourth him of the debt ceiling was going to derail our economy for certain, even if we manage to solve the fiscal cliff and the sequester lurked ominously. no matter what deal the politicians made. these would have course throw us off track and cause much higher unemployment. finally, four months ago, fourth quarter earnings, the reports were right around the corner and they were supposed to be, yes, nothing to write home about, or maybe worse, particularly the worldwide slowdown that europe seemed to be mandating, we could have huge downside surprises and the last time we had some pre-announcements -- wait a second. what actually happened? how about we had the best first quarter in 15 years. how is that possible? i think it's because the market has changed its animals. i'm not kidding. investors stopped being scared of washington or europe or earnings shortfalls and they decided to embrace the future, not spurn it. they became like ulysses and his crew, strapped to the mast, oblivious to the sell, sell, sell sirens of the saturnine set. where is sappho when you need h
Apr 16, 2013 9:00am EDT
a number of the banks. whether it be concerns about the budget or the debt ceiling, it's one of these issues. >> and all of these come as the banks are performing very well. if you want to know whether they are safer, if they are better businesses compared to a year ago, that's another question, right, mary? >> take a look at the revenue. a number of banks would argue, yes, we are safer. but as far as revenue goes, this is speaks to how the businesses are performing. really the growth on the revenue front isn't there. it's either down or very slight increases in revenue growth. you are seeing improvement in profitability as these companies continue to cut costs. they're being very, very aggressive on expense management. and that's helping to drive the bottom line. >> let's get to ww gragranger. this is a big move in today's session. >> there was a company in the machinery and repair business, a good window into the industrial businesses, $240 stock, which is a big stock that people tend not to talk about. they miss sales estimates. sales continue to grow. interesting. they bl
Apr 18, 2013 9:00am EDT
're going to get a public policy flare-up like we had in '10 or '11 during the debt ceiling debate or what happened during the whole election process which so influenced business confidence a year ago. so those two factors are better than they were each of the last three years. the growth piece is similar. on balance we think that adds up to something less than those prior three-year corrections. but close to at least last year's. >> there are some interesting calls in that analysis. barry, thank you very much for your time. barry knapp there at barclays. >>> switching gears a bit from the broader markets to technology, specifically apple and its slide back below $400 today. does the news out of verizon offset all the bad news we got from supplier cirrus yesterday. dan niles, is the cio of alpha one capital, he's been negative on apple shares for six to nine months or so. joins us on the news line today. dan, welcome back. >> thanks, carl. nice to be on. >> does any of the activations of the iphone out of verizon negate or offset what spooked us from cirrus yesterday? >> not at all. verizo
Apr 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
of played his game a little harder around new year's eve when the debt ceiling thing was going on because we need more taxes. this chain cpi, i don't think it's that terrible because when prices go up on certain things we buy, we as consumers do make choices to substitute for other product. sorry the highest respect for elizabeth warren i'm so happy she is in the senate -- >> stephanie: me too. and nancy pelosi agrees with you on that. >> yeah, we're in a world of tough decisions, stephanie. there just aren't any easy decisions anymore. it is going to hurt. the best thing we can all do -- david [ inaudible ] from the "new york times" wrote a small book about how the budget works. it's just interesting to understand what gets spent and how and then every one of us no matter whether we're liberal or conservative make an informed decision to say what am i prepared to give up, because it is going to be about giving something up. it's not going to be about getting more right now. >> stephanie: yeah, i do agree with you on -- that was the only leverage the president had w
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